Trader’s corner: reader’s choice editionby Mark Himmelstein
May 24, 2012
We're four editions deep into Trader's Corner this year, and I wanted to shake things up a bit this week. I'm opening it up to you, the faithful THT Fantasy readership.
Are there any players out there who have you befuddled? Anyone whose performance you're having a hard time wrapping your head around? Curious if you should sell one of your players or try to buy someone from an opponents' roster? Well, this is your chance to an expert's opinion on the players you want to see covered.
Go ahead and drop some names in the comments section of this post, and some time in the next week or so, I'll cover up to eight of your suggestions. I'll give you my take along with the Oliver projections, and explain whether the players' performances look sustainable or not and why.
Note: This will NOT be a space to discuss particular trade offers, but a medium to take a deeper look at specific players you may be curious about. If you do have a more specific question, I would recommend emailing the Roster Doctor. He's a wizard with that sort of thing. I'm also happy to have more specific discussions in the comments sections, but for this post, let's try to limit it to player suggestions.
The only other criterion is that players should be owned in at least 50 percent of fantasy leagues. This space is reserved for trade candidates, not waiver wire pickups.
As an aside, I've begun work on a review of the first four editions of Trader's Corner. You can find the previous installments here: Week Zero, Week Two, Week Four, Week Six. I plan on looking at each player discussed and how he's performed since appearing in this space.
Otherwise, go ahead and start dropping suggestions in the comments. After enough players appear, I'll discuss your suggestions in a special Reader's Choice edition of Trader's Corner. If all goes well, I'll occasionally interrupt the regular schedule to opening things up to you, the readers, once again.
Mark Himmelstein is a philosophy student studying at SUNY Empire State who chooses to employ his analytical mind towards the wonderful world of Fantasy Baseball, rather than wasting it on something superfluous. He welcomes questions and comments via E-mail.
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